BVI: Session 2 - Luna Kahuna

Posted: Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Race Day

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Athena M.
Today was an exciting day since we woke up from being able to sleep in. We woke up to some new music and cleaned up our beds and by the time, we finished that, it was breakfast time. Shaun was kind enough to make us pancakes, but of course being Shaun, he added his own twist to it. Instead of putting the pancakes in a pan as he made them, he decided to throw them in the air for us to catch our food. After breakfast, we started preparing for our big day, Race Day. We came up with a game plan and decided to go with a pirate theme. Some went all out and others wore a bandanna. It was very eventful and competitive. We came in 3rd, which wasn’t ideal, but we worked as a team and tried our hardest, which in the end is what matters. When the race came to a wrap, we anchored at Norman Island and had a relaxing night. Jules made us brownies/cookies and we spent the night writing each other notes. I am sad this is coming to an end but I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2016

VISAR: Virgin Islands Search And Rescue

Location: Road Harbor, Tortola
Author: Audrey L.
Yes, there have been many early mornings over on Lifeworks but this morning was rather eventful. First, I woke up to the lovely voice of Shaun singing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. Then after getting sidetracked by talking with my roommates, we had eggs and sauted veggies waiting for us in the cockpit. Shortly after that, we headed over to VISAR. Medical Supervisor Nigel talked to us about the program. After many questions, we got to work and cleaned up the area while admiring the huge orange dinghy hung up in the middle of the work space. A hard work day in the yard and the office called for some ramen noodles, which got us all, filled up and we worked hard for the rest of the day. Following the bumpy dinghy ride back home, we took another sneaky freshwater showers at the Moorings dock, in Road Town. We had a little bit of time on shore as we waited for the staff to come back with boxes of pizza. I don’t know what was in those pizza boxes but it got everyone jumping. Everyone was jumping around on the bow and impersonating animals while being videotaped. Then we finally arrived at Great Harbor at Peter Island and rafted up to the other boat and are about to start our evening program.

Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Mangrove Forest

Location: Road Harbor, Tortola
Author: Hunter D.
At approximately 7:59 am this morning, I woke up to the sound of Shaun belting the words, “It is seven fifty-nine in the morning and you need to wake up. After that wake-up call, the boat gathered to put together a quick breakfast composed of cereal, chocolate milk and oatmeal. Once we finished eating our breakfast, we all transitioned into the task of loading the dinghies. Following a few minutes of childish bickering regarding who would drive the dinghy to the dock, George proved victorious and chauffeured us all to the docks for our few hours of shore time before motoring over to Road Town. During our shore time, I shared a full English breakfast with Charlie, an Englishman himself, and spoke to family and a few friends. Once we got to Road Town, we walked over to the other boat, Snow Cat, and learned more about mangroves and their importance to the local ecosystem. Once again, we loaded up on the dinghies and embarked on possibly the best and most exciting dinghy trips. Our destination for this dinghy trip was a small group of mangroves that we were trying to restore. We needed to measure the height of the mangroves, mark down the GPS coordinates of the mangrove and make sure the mangrove was alive. We then came back to our boats and indulged in our land showers. We finished the night with dinner and prepared for tomorrow’s events.

Posted: Fri, Jul 22, 2016

A Sad Goodbye To The Kids Of Jost Van Dyke

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